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Meet One Dozen Civil War Reenactors (Pictures)
Interest in the Civil War can go far beyond reading books and visiting historic sites. Here’s a look at a dozen reenactors and why they love embodying characters from this turning point in our nation By Dustin Renwick, Cade Martin
Comments () | Published August 15, 2011

CARL R. POPADICK (Left)
Union Major
Ground troops take a “hit” and die by lying down in the field. “There are two guys who fly off their horses,” Popadick says. “I’m too old for that.” Slumping over in the saddle is his thing. As a member of the cavalry, he rides a Palomino named Petey.

BOBBY COMPTON (Right)
Confederate First Corporal
Reenactors travel to battle sites around the eastern US, from Gettysburg to Mississippi to South Carolina. Participating in Civil War history has become a “small career” for Compton: “Being from Virginia, it’s in your face every day.”

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